Topical Tag: Politics and Policy

The Magazine

Los Angeles River downtown

L.A.’s path to independence from imported water

After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if...

Events

Symposium

Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict

A Conference on Challenges Facing the Regions & Potential Solutions

5.7.2018

The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these...


Special Event

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"

4.19.2018

Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...


Symposium

Now Comes the Hard Part… Implementing Groundwater Management Under SGMA

A Water Resources and Law Seminar

4.17.2018

Presented by: Eric Garner, Managing Partner, Best, Best & Kreiger LLP As one of the leading water attorneys in California, Eric Garner helped to write the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) passed in 2014. Now his firm is advising groundwater management agencies all over California. He will talk about the challenges addressed, and challenges to...

People

Sean Kennedy

Ph.D. Candidate

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Greg Jesmok

Undergraduate student

Projects

Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay

UCLA La Kretz Center’s 9th Annual Lecture One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems...

In the News

Headline

5.15.2018

Trump Plans to Fight California Car Rules With Twice-Failed Strategy

“It strikes me as an extraordinarily weak legal argument,” Ann Carlson, UCLA Law professor told Bloomberg about the White House asserting a 1975 law prohibiting states from setting their own greenhouse gas emissions limits.


Headline

5.15.2018

Auto executives got more than they bargained for in lobbying Trump to ease fuel standard

Ann Carlson, UCLA professor of law told the Chicago Tribune that car companies, “opened up a Pandora’s box when they asked for these fuel economy standards to be loosened around the edges.”


Headline

5.15.2018

EPA’s move to fast-track Orange County groundwater cleanup questioned

Sean Hecht, UCLA Law professor, IoES faculty member, and Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment co-director spoke with Los Angeles Times about the expedited selection of an Orange County, CA site.

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